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| Published: June 25, 2020

A review of loneliness in Indian youth

Tapan K. Pandit

Asst. Prof., Psychology, Institute of Arts & Humanities, Sage University, Indore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.048/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.048

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The spread and increase in loneliness have raised an alarm globally. Various countries have initiated strong preventive measures to check loneliness and ensure good mental health of its citizen. Many researches have been conducted on this issue and various factors responsible have been identified. Old age is found to most dominant factor but loneliness is substantially growing in younger ages too. The purpose of this research work is to define loneliness and to identify factors contributing to increase of loneliness in Indian youth (including teenager and adolescents). Not much researches have been conducted in India, still migration, mobile internet addiction, low self-esteem, personality traits and other mental health issues are some of the key factors found related with loneliness in youth. This research concludes that apart from established factors, there are some more factors which promotes loneliness like body shaming, bullying, self-invited loneliness for the sack of growth and personal improvement, relationship failures and increased work timing. Further, more research is recommended for establishing these factors, to determine the level of loneliness affecting Indian youth and preventive measures.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.048/20200802

10.25215/0802.048

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020